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three dogs to drive cars. the dogs are named monty, jimmy and porter. for two months, they trained indoors on how to change gears, to brake, and to steer. finally, the trainers allowed the dogs to get behind the wheel of a real car. and they did it on live tv. with a little bit of help from the humans. the dogs were able to put the car in gear, operate the accelerator and start driving. they can even steer on command. the trainers say they simply created a series of instinctive behaviors for the dogs to learn. but it did take a while, they say, for the dogs to get an idea of what was actually happening. i'm not sure they ever did. but anyway, the project was sponsored by the spca in new zealand. they wanted to prove dogs can do anything. we don't suppose we'll see
a matter of a group of behaviors that are put into a sequence. three dogs, monty, jimmy and porter, are among those now allowed behind the wheel. with their trainer's help, they get into the driver's seat and take off. >> there are not enough treats, if the driver's seat is on the wrong side. i think he's using a stick shift, too. that's talent. >> at least he's not texting. >> exactly. >> it may be cute, but can dogs get a license to drive? >> maybe in some countries. in dogville, sure, anything can happen. >> maybe it's not an issue for some. >> but the weather is, special sli when we're approaching the weekend. >> we've got a couple of hiccups in our forecast for the weekend. yesterday was looking dry. today, now, we're talking about a weather front that will stall over our area. what that will do is provide us with a whole lot of clouds and even showers from time to time, this upcoming weekend. first, though, let's focus on the cold. a gorgeous sunset right now. we've got temperatures out there still holding in the mid and upper 50s. still several degrees above average for toda
in italy. >> it's an all-italian version of the european close right now, carl. mario monti, contrary to reports last week that he did not want to run for prime minister again, we now hear he's undecided, and may actually run for p.m. of the country. right now he serves technocratically. there's expected to be an election early next year, maybe in february or in march. he has told reporters that he's considering it. the cabinet member he spoke with earlier in the week said he's going to make an announcement sometime this week on television. when asked by reporters about his recent visit to the tomb of saint francis he said he did, indeed, pray there to help him make a decision about whether or not to run. a man eagerly awaiting monti's decision is silvio berlusconi, the former prime minister of italy. we're pretty sure he has not prayed at the tomb of st. francis lately. he has said that he devil wants to be run for prime minister again however at the same time he's also made noises that suggest that he wouldn't run if monti runs. that's not set in stone. we're going to see what happe
's monty python is what that was. come on now. >>> as we count down the days to christmas, santa is going through thousands of letters trying to fill as many wishes as he, can but santa can't get to every letter. >> that's right. that's why the u.s. postal service runs operation santa where it asks you to help the big guy out. you can adopt a child or family and help make this a merry christmas for them. over the next three weeks we'll be sharing portions from some of those letters from our area such as this one. >> dear santa, i'm writing to you because i'm a single mother of three. i lost my job in august after working as a government contractor for the last eight years. we have lost our place and right now my income is very low. so i'm writing to you, is an that, just to ask if you can please bring my kids something for christmas. fyi, we stay with my aunt. if you would like to help families like this, pick up a letter from the main post office on brentwood road in northwest d.c. they'll have all the information you need to help make this a christmas local families can remember. >> som
and private businesses. back to the phones. monty is calling on the line for independents from mississippi. go ahead. caller: you pretty much just answered all of my questions. i was asking about the staff members. the only question you did not answer was where does the money come from? guest: i can answer that one. it comes from taxpayer dollars. it comes from the treasury. people do not realize comparatively speaking how little we spend. it is about 1.5% of the total budget that goes to the legislative branch. that includes the capitol police, the congressional research service, the library of congress, and the accounting office. it is a small percentage. this is a hard-working workforce. we are coming out with a steady -- study. in march, we will release a report that shows members of the house of representatives to work on average 70 hours of week. it is pretty good bang for your buck. host: ron is up next on the line for democrats. caller: who brings the newbies up to speed? the 31% are obscure in our consideration that more taxes are being laid on people. war is taken away from the -- mo
the tone for the week here. they're down after super mario monti announced an early resignation as italian prime minister. >>> the fiscal cliff for payroll processors is not 22 days away. it's 4 days away, december 14th to be exact. millions of small businesses do their own payroll, and they're preparing now for the paychecks for the first week of january. right now they have no idea how much to hold back for social security taxes and the expiring bush tax cuts. the american payroll association urging congress to make a deal on the cliff saying, quote, a delay in legislation beyond december 14th doesn't give all businesses enough time to update and test their payroll systems for early january paychecks. >>> and in today's smart is the new rich, should you pay tuition based on which major you choose? the governor of florida rick scott considering it. a task force appointed by governor scott wants students to per sue so called s.t.e.m. majors against less in demand majors like history, philosophy, or english. the idea is to steer students to where there's the most need. liberal arts professi
can so they can be good citizens and function as we have. host: monty writes in on twitter. guest: it is also parental involvement. parents will call a lawyer for someone else if the school says the child has a problem. the school should not say, "it is all the parents' fault." even the best of parents can be overwhelmed. what happens when the father is not involved? sometimes kids will obsess on the video games. sometimes the best thing a parent can say is "no." if you have a child that is calling the shots and parents say they are afraid, that is not the way to raise children. you can still have mental illness as part of that child, even with the best of parents. host: congressman murphy is the co-author of a book, "overcoming passive aggression," which is published in 2005. william is up next from pennsylvania on the republican line. caller: good morning. i want to give my condolences to the 20 people that got killed. i am 67 years old. hello? i could not hear you. had two kids myself --i had two kids myself. we have to tell people how to raise their kids. i have been involved
served from. there's a whole another group of obama's but i will do more sensitive way than monty scenario in terms of what the story really comes from. it reminded me a little bit of the clinton book and what people thought because he said it. it is in clinton's convention acceptance, they ran a film, the man from hope. this little small town in southwestern arkansas, the simplicity of rural life and in fact he's from hot springs, a completely different place, much more cosmopolitan and complex with a darker side. the obama story is that people so far his coquette to want to sir and of the story of barack obama senior and his father takes place somewhere else and that's where the african section of this book will start. >> host: two final questions. we want to introduce our viewers to [inaudible] >> guest: leo you could not make out. he belongs in some kind of african john cover a novel. he is 73 years old. he walks around this menacing club. he's got a depot into a cinema and seems to know everybody in africa.
point of view on this, which is you think back to a year ago when monti gets named technocrat tick prime minister of italy, he comes out with a package two thirds tax hikes, one third tax cuts. and i remember saying do you think this will work, they're raising the v.a.t. tax and i understand italian household debt isn't that high, but they were trying to tax their way out of a massive debt problem and in fact receipts went down, consumption fell to 4.25 annualized rate and the situation got much worse. today italy has zero nominal gdp grets. and they're funding at 4.5%. that is a bad business model. spain same story. so when you bnk our package and what's been offered so are far which appears like $1.6 trillion in tax hikes against $400 billion of entitlement cuts over time, that's an even worse mix than the two-thirds/one-third european structure that really has gotten a negative reaction. >> how much is because of the mix and how much of it just this is what austerity looks like? >> is the money in capping deductions or raising marginal tax rates? it's in capping deductions. but that's
go with the resignation of mario monti. greece is higher. por sh gal is higher. spain is higher. it's a good day for -- investor sentiment.strongly it was revealed today. optimism over what the fed is going to do in the united states tomorrow. optimism there will be a deal on the fiscal cliff. you have optimism that the recapitalization of the banks is going to be delayed by another year according to the bank of italy. and you have optimism as well on mar of election promises as we now face the pros wekt of a much earlier election in italy. to that end it is fascinating. sylvia berlusconi has come out today warning about the germano center of politics. in other words, too much of a focus on what is happening from germany and the austerity inspired by angela merkel. in particular, he is drawing attention to this. which is the spread of the extra that investors demand to hold italian bonds over german bonds. i've shown this to you a couple times. over the last year it's been a mainstay of a lot of the italian business broadcasts internally. they say our bonds are currently trading so
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